Oh, I love me some Jalapeno Poppers. What's not to love? Hot, spicy, creamy, gooey, cheesy....
Oh, my! My mouth is drooling just thinking about it.
I don't eat them a lot and I'm going to be totally truthful here. As much as I try to eat healthy, it's not the fried coating that deters me from them. If anything, that fried coating calls me toward them. No, it's both a combination of the artery clogging reality as such treats and unfortunately, the pocketbook reality. Last week, my son and I popped into a local fast food joint, a true rarity, and I was craving these munchies. $2 for 3 of them. Are you kidding me?
So I was determined to find a way to make my own. You could deep fry these, but I was trying to stay half way healthy so this is what I came up with.
Baked Jalapeno Poppers
Approx. 14 Jalapenoes
1/2 block cream cheese (4oz)
Approx 6 oz cheddar cheese
1/2 white onion
Mix the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and diced onion. Slice the jalapenoes in half and seed. Then stuff the jalapeno shells with cream cheese mixture. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 min.
They were so yummy! Our jalapenoes ended up not being that hot so I let me 4 year old try them and he loved them. I'm hoping to try out some new flavor combinations as the summer goes on. Can you imagine these with bacon? Or pepper jack cheese? Or on the grill?
They were yummy, yummy, oh, so delicious and I hope you enjoy them, too. Let BBQ season begin.
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